See latest COVID-19 impacts related to Purchasing, Payments & Travel


May 12, 2020

Supplier Requirement: Provider Covenant to Comply with COVID-19 Policies & Procedures

To ensure the health and well-being of the Pitt community and our suppliers, the Provider Covenant to Comply with COVID-19...

April 22, 2020

Travel & Expense Management Newsletter: Spring 2020

Read the Spring 2020 Travel and Expense Newsletter which includes the following topics: expenses related to COVID-19, travel guidance during COVID-19, unused airline tickets, and more.

April 16, 2020

Payment Processing Audit by Broniec Associates

Payment Processing is conducting an audit of our disbursement process with an outside firm, Broniec Associates. Part of the audit is requesting statements of open items from our vendors. This...

April 3, 2020

Requirements for Computing Devices Shipped to Home Addresses

During the COVID-19 pandemic, the University is temporarily allowing departments to purchase and have certain products delivered to home addresses. If a new computer is shipped to you, follow the steps below to ensure it meets the University’s information security standards for protecting data and computing assets. 

April 3, 2020

Sanitizing & Disinfecting Products Currently Unavailable Through Supra/Office Depot

Due to extraordinarily high demand for sanitizing and disinfecting products as a result of COVID-19, Supra and Office Depot are unable to fulfill University orders or backorders for such items....

March 25, 2020

Reminder: Sales Tax Exemption on Purchases

When making purchases, it's important to remember that the University is classified as tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code section 501 (c)(3). Follow these steps to ensure sales tax is not...

March 23, 2020

Delivery Updates from Mailing Services

Campus Mail manages the collection and delivery of all University correspondence, a service available to all departments. They continue to receive and sort mail as an essential service to the Pitt...

March 20, 2020

Updated Process for Ordering Schedule II Controlled Substances from Covetrus North America

In a continued effort to improve the process for ordering Level II Controlled Substances from Covetrus North America, please...

March 20, 2020

Submitting Paper Documents to Payment Processing During COVID-19

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Payment Processing office is working remotely and cannot receive your paper document. Please process these paper document via the PantherExpress...

March 19, 2020

COVID-19 Guidance for Travel & Expenses

The University of Pittsburgh continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and provide the latest information on resilience planning and operational postures at ...

March 19, 2020

Zoom Conferencing Available to Support Remote Work & Learning

In an effort to improve remote-working during the COVID-19 pandemic, Zoom Video Conferencing—an online and mobile meeting solution that combines real-time chat, content sharing, and video in an...

March 18, 2020

Enterprise Rent-A-Car Reduces Rental Age for COVID-19 Pandemic

Effective now through the end of May, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, a University contracted travel supplier, is waiving its young renter fee and reducing its minimum age to rent a vehicle from 21 to 18...

January 6, 2020

Five Scientific Suppliers Consolidated through Fisher Scientific

Effective as of January 6, 2020, five additional scientific suppliers will join the existing Scientific...

June 15, 2012

Scientific Supplier Consolidation Initiative, Phase II

TO:                 Health Sciences, Arts & Sciences, and Engineering
                        Deans, Directors, Department Chairs, and University Purchasers

FROM:          ...

May 31, 2011

Scientific Supplier Consolidation Initiative, Phase I

TO:                  University Purchasers

FROM:            Maureen Beal, Associate Vice Chancellor for Financial Operations

DATE:              May 31, 2011 (Distributed June 06,...